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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

John "Jack" Laiho

John "Jack" Laiho portrait

Associate Professor and Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies


313 Physics Building


Research Interests

  • Lattice QCD.
  • Flavor Physics & CP Violation.
  • Chiral Pertubation Theory.
  • Lattice Gravity.

Research Spotlight


A proton-proton collision in the ATLAS detector at the LHC, the bright green rods illustrate two detected photons produced in the high energy collision. These could be the result of a Higgs boson being produced and decaying into two photons.


Physicists Awarded $1.1 Million Grant

(June 8, 2016)

Funding part of government's mission to advance experimental scientific discovery


2004 Ph.D. in Physics Princeton University

1998 B.A. in Physics and Math, summa cum laude Rhode Island College

Selected Publications

J. A. Bailey, et. al., "Refining new-physics searches in B->D tau nu decay with Lattice QCD," Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 071802 (2012) [arXiv:1206.4992].

J. Laiho and D. Coumbe, “Evidence for Asymptotic Safety from Lattice Quantum Gravity ”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107:161301 (2011) [arXiv:1104.5505].

J. Laiho, E. Lunghi, R. S. Van de Water, “Lattice QCD inputs to the CKM unitarity traingle analysis ”, Phys. Rev. D 81:034503, (2010) [arXiv:0910.2928].

C. Aubin, J. Laiho, and R. S. Van de Water, “The neutral kaon mixing parameter BK from unquenched mixed-action lattice QCD ”, Phys. Rev. D 81:014507, (2010) [arXiv:0905.3947].

C. Bernard, et al.,“The B → D∗ ℓν form factor at zero recoil from 2+1 fla- vor lattice QCD: A model independent determination of Vcb”, Phys. Rev. D 79:014506, (2009) [arXiv:0808.2519].